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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 2, 2014 

News Briefs

City Council Declares 
Level 1 Water Shortage

Waterfall Trail Closed 
Permanently Friday 

 According to reports from 
the U.S. Forest Service an 84-
acre area of Eaton Canyon, 
that includes the popular 
route to the upper falls known 
as ”Razorback Trail” is now 
off limits. Entering the area 
could land hikers a $5,000 
fine or six months in jail, 
officials said. Park rangers 
will be in the canyon over the 
weekend informing hikers 
of the closure. A woman was 
airlifted out the canyon just 
Wednesday after falling down 
the steep embankment near 
the second waterfall.

Nursing Home Fire 
Displaces Residents 

 More than 100 residents of 
Pasadena Meadows Nursing 
Center on Bellefontaine 
Street were evacuated Sunday 
afternoon after a car fire 
spread to the building and into 
a patient’s room. Two other 
rooms sustained heavy smoke 
damage according to Pasadena 
Fire Public Information Officer 
Lisa Derderian. Many of the 
patients living at the home are 
bed-ridden. All 127 of them 
were evacuated. The residents 
have since been allowed back 
in the facility.

The Pasadena 
Police to celebrating 
National Night Out 

 The Pasadena Police 
Department will be joining 
the community and 
celebrating “National Night 
Out” on Tuesday. This is 
the 31st anniversary for the 
nationwide program that 
helps get neighbors and 
friends together to talk about 
crime prevention, encourage 
neighborhood camaraderie, 
and instill police-community 
partnerships. Please join us 
and your neighbors and be 
part of the celebration. 

This year, National Night Out 
will begin at 4:00 P.M., at the 
Kings Villages as they host 
their block party on Hammond 
St., between Fair Oaks Ave and 
Morton Ave. There will be 
plenty of activities for children 
and lots of great food.

For more information go to

 The Pasadena City Council 
voted unanimously Monday 
night declaring a local water 
emergency, establishing a 
20-percent conservation goal 
and implementing the city’s 
Level 1 Water Supply Shortage 
Plan, with mandatory water 
waste restrictions effective 

 The Level 1 plan limits 
watering to three days per week 
in summer, one day, Saturday, 
per week in winter and requires 
that leaks be repaired within 72 
hours, in addition to permanent 
water waste prohibitions 
according to a statement by the 

 One person spoke against 
the plan, only to say that 20 
percent was a lofty goal and 
that residents would only 
respond if it affects their pocket 
books. Phyllis Currie, General 
Manager of Pasadena Water and 
Power said she was optimistic 
that the city could meet the 20 
percent goal. 

 Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) customers can report 
water waste by calling (626) 
744-8888 at any time or 
report online via the Pasadena 
Citizen Service Center at 
Fines for repeat offenders can 
be up to $500 per violation 
for residential customers, and 
up to $1,000 per violation 
for commercial accounts. A 
complete list of water waste 
restrictions is available at www.

 “Pasadena already has 
restrictions in place and 
our customers have made 
exemplary efforts to conserve,” 
PWP Chief Deputy General 
Manager Eric Klinkner said.

 “However, Pasadena’s water 
use has increased over the last 
few years due to a lack of rain 
and the improving economy. 
Tonight’s City Council vote 
reiterates the significance of the 
drought and is a call to action 
for all of our customers to step 
up their efforts to conserve 
our precious water supplies,” 
Klinkner said.

 The City Council approved 
Pasadena’s existing Water Waste 
Prohibitions and Water Supply 
Shortage Plans Ordinance in 
2009. The key conservation 
measures currently in effect 
for all PWP water customers 

 Outdoor watering is limited 
to three days per week, on 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and 
Saturdays, during the summer 

 No watering outdoors between 
9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except with 
a hand-held container or hose 
with a shut-off nozzle.

 No watering during periods of 

 All water leaks must be fixed 
within 72 hours.

 No excessive water flow or 
runoff onto pavement, gutters 
or ditches from watering 
or irrigating landscapes or 
vegetation of any kind.

 No washing down paved 
surfaces unless for safety or 
sanitation, in which case a 
bucket, a hose with a shut-off 
nozzle, a cleaning machine that 
recycles water or a low-volume/
high-pressure water broom 
must be used.

 No washing vehicles except 
by using a hand-held bucket 
or similar container or hose 
equipped with a water shut-off 

Phase II of Rotating Public Art Revealed

 Artist, city offices and 
community leaders gather 
Friday morning to celebrate 
the second phase of Rotating 
Public Art Exhibition Program. 
The gathering took place near 
West Washington Boulevard 
and Glen Avenue, the site of 
Flora de Luz by Patricia Michell 
and Eugene Wyrick (pictured 

 “I want to say that I’m very 
happy to see it in this space 
because I love the juxtaposition 
of the flowers and the trees, so 
green, the brownish color that 
corresponds with the piece,” 
Michell said. 

 This is the second set of art 
installations for the City’s 
Rotating Public Art Exhibition 
Program that began in 2012. 
The program places artwork in 
each City Council district, often 
in neighborhoods to stimulate 
discussion and enhance the 
environment for our residents. 

 Artwork is temporarily placed 
on site for about two years. The 
artwork can either be loaned 
or developed by the artist 
specifically for that site.

 There are 10 pieces throughout 
the city including, Curiosity, by 
Arnold Martin, 235 S. Bonnie 
Ave. and E. Del Mar Blvd and A 
Portrait of Trees in Pasadena, 
Part I by Kim Abeles at the 
Interior of Convention Center 
Conference Area, among others.

 A complete list can be found 

Report on 

Wiggle Waggle Walk 
Coming September 

 A motion by Supervisor 
Michael D. Antonovich, 
asking the District Attorneys’ 
Office to provide a report on 
the availability of services 
provided to crime victims, was 
unanimously approved by the 
Board of Supervisors. 

 “Victims of crime suffer 
financial, physical and mental 
hardships -- the effects of 
crime can last a lifetime,” 
said Antonovich. “While 
victims rarely appear at our 
board meetings to advocate 
for County policies, they are 
important stakeholders in the 
criminal justice system and we 
have a solemn duty to ensure 
vital programs are available to 
protect and serve them.”

 Antonovich’s motion asks 
the DA to identify gaps in the 
victims assistance programs 
and provide recommendations 
to enhance services to them. 

 The District Attorney’s Office 
provides a number of services 
to meet the needs of victims 
in our county. These services 
administered by the Victim-
Witness Assistance Program 
under the California Victim 
Compensation Program 
include crisis intervention, 
counseling and assistance in 
getting property returned.

 Other services include 
creditor intervention, child 
care assistance, funeral 
arrangement assistance, 
witness protection assistance, 
transportation assistance and 
temporary restraining order 

Animal lovers are invited to 
put their best feet forward at 
the Pasadena Humane Society 
& SPCA’s 16th Annual Wiggle 
Waggle Walk – a community 
fundraiser for animals – at 
Brookside Park adjacent to the 
Rose Bowl. Organizers hope 
to raise $375,000 through 
the event, which will provide 
food, shelter and medical care 
to homeless animals, nearly 
12,000 of which are taken in by 
the PHS every year. The walk 
will start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, 
September 28.

 Thousands of people and their 
dogs are expected to take part 
in the walk. Walkers and their 
dogs can choose either a one-
mile or three-mile route around 
the outside of the Rose Bowl 
stadium before enjoying a free 
Pet Expo at Brookside Park. 
Participants do not need a dog 
to join the fun—just a desire 
to help animals—and they 
can walk individually or form 

 “The Wiggle Waggle Walk is 
a community event for animal 
lovers,” says Steve McNall, 
president and CEO of the 
Pasadena Humane Society 
& SPCA. “This is our biggest 
fundraiser of the year. We would 
not be able to provide the level 
of care to all the animals in our 
nine-city service area without 
the community’s support.”

 Participants are encouraged 
to fundraise for the animals by 
creating personal web pages 
through the Wiggle Waggle 
Walk website and asking family, 
friends and co-workers for 
donations. Non-walkers, and 
those unable to attend the event, 
can also create fundraising web 
pages through this site. Entrants 
who raise $50 will receive an 
official Wiggle Waggle Walk 
T-shirt. Registration is free.

 Check-in starts at 8 a.m. at 
the entrance to Brookside Park. 
The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. 
and the Pet Expo will take place 
immediately after the walk until 
1 p.m. The Pet Expo will feature 
K-9 demonstrations, a variety 
of pet product booths, food 
trucks, paw-tapping music and 
canine contests.

 Community dog 
walk, fundraiser 
for the Pasadena 
Humane Society sets 
$375,000 goal.

A broken sprinkler floods part of a lawn by the LA Zoo in Griffith 
Park Tuesday the same day new statewide regulations limiting 
water use took effect. Photo D. Lee/MVNews

Tournament Foundation 
Names New Board Members

 Nancy Neal Davis, president 
of the Tournament of Roses® 
Foundation, announced the 
election of Shannon Boalt, 
Laura Farber, Rick Jackson, 
Brian James, and Charles 
Martinson to the Foundation’s 
board of directors. These 
new members replace 
outgoing board members 
Dave Davis, Ciran Hadjian, 
Mike Hagedorn, Jacqueline 
Howard and Lance Tibbet, who 
provided a combined 17 years 
of outstanding service and 
leadership to the Foundation 

 In addition, the following 
Tournament of Roses 
Foundation board members 
were elected to serve as officers 
on the board: Katherine 
Martinez Kleine, vice president; 
Maxine Harris, treasurer; and 
Norma Garcia Kachigian, 
secretary. Members continuing 
to serve on the Foundation 
Board are Gerald Freeny, Karen 
Palmersheim, Jerri Price-
Gaines, and Mike Ward.

 Established in 1983, the 
Foundation is a tax exempt, non-
profit public benefit corporation 
established to receive and 
manage contributions from the 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses 
Association, its supporters 
and the general public. The 
Foundation supports charities 
in the Pasadena area by funding 
sports and recreation, visual and 
performing arts, and volunteer 
motivation and leadership 
development. The thirteen 
member board of directors 
is comprised of community 
leaders and Tournament 
members, appointed by the 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses 
Association. Organizations or 
individuals interested in making 
a contribution or inquiring 
about the grants process may 
contact the Foundation at (626) 

Pet of the 

PCC Citizens 
Seeks New 

Free August Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

 Abe is an eight-year-old 
white Labrador Retriever 
mix. He’s very mellow and 
easygoing. This older fellow 
is very affectionate and 
would love to find a home. 

 Abe’s adoption fee is $125, 
which includes his neuter 
surgery, a microchip, the 
first set of vaccinations, 
as well as a free follow-
up health check at a 
participating vet. He also 
qualifies for our “Seniors for 
Seniors” program in which 
his adoption fee is waived 
for adopters 60 years old 
and older. New adopters 
will receive complimentary 
health and wellness 
exam from VCA Animal 
Hospitals, as well as a goody 
bag filled with information 
on how to care for your pet. 

 Call the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA at 
626.792.7151 to ask about 
A360503, or visit at 361 S. 
Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. 
Adoption hours are 11-4 
Sunday, 9-5 Tuesday –
Friday, 9-4 Saturday. Pets 
may not be available for 
adoption and cannot be 
held for potential adopters 
from phone calls or email. 
Directions and photos of all 
pets can be found at www.


 There is something for 
everyone in August at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St. You do not have to be a 
member to attend. Some events 
require advance reservations as 

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, Aug. 1, 8, 15 and 29, at 1 
p.m. Movies can take us to other 
places and times like nothing 
else. Aug. 1: “The Monuments 
Men” (2014, PG-13) starring 
George Clooney and Matt 
Damon. Aug. 8: “Goldfinger” 
(1964, PG) starring Sean 
Connery and Gert Fröbe. Aug 
15: “Seven Brides for Seven 
Brothers” (1954) starring Jane 
Powell and Howard Keel. Aug. 
29: “Still Mine” (2012, PG-13) 
starring James Cromwell and 
Geneviève Bujold. 

 Cardmaking Workshop – 
Monday, Aug. 4, from noon 
to 2 p.m. Surprise a special 
someone with a personalized, 
handmade greeting card. 
Whether it’s happy birthday, 
thank you, thinking of you 
or any other sentiment, you’ll 
create a decorative card in your 
own unique style and have fun 
discovering your creativity 
while workshop leaders help 
you bring your ideas to life. All 
materials will be provided.

 Concerts in Memorial Park 
– Tuesdays, Aug. 5 to 26, from 6 
to 7 p.m. Aug. 5: Tom Sullivan’s 
Dixieland Band. Aug. 12: Will 
Ryan and the Cactus County 
Cowboys. Aug. 19: The Perfect 
Gentlemen. Aug. 26: Lisa Haley 
and the Zydekats. Bring a picnic 
or purchase dinner at the BBQ 
snack bar. Memorial Park is just 
behind the Pasadena Senior 

 Stay Connected with 
Social Media – Tuesdays and 
Thursdays, Aug. 5 to 28, from 
9 to 11 a.m. Learn how to keep 
in touch with family and friends 
via email, Skype, Facebook 
and other forms of social 
media during a 30-minute, 
one-on-one meeting with an 
instructor. You’ll choose which 
applications you want to learn. 
Bring a laptop or use one of the 
onsite computers. If you have 
an email address, bring it and 
your password. Sign up for a 
30-minute, one-on-one session 
with Edison at the Welcome 

 Estate Planning, Part One 
– Thursday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. 
Learn the basics about trusts, 
wills and probate. Presented 
by the Law Office of Geoffrey 
Chin., Bring a friend and get 
your questions answered. 

 Memory Loss Education (in 
Spanish) – Tuesdays, Aug, 12 
to 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. – 
Aug 12: Memory loss and aging. 
Aug. 19: The basics of memory 
loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s 
disease. Aug. 26: Ten early 
detection signs. Presented by 
Alzheimer’s Association.

Learn How to Produce 
Your Own TV Show

 The Measure P Citizens’ 
Oversight Committee is 
seeking members to serve 
during the 2014-2015 and 
2015-2016 fiscal years.

If interested please send 
your contact information to 
the committee coordinator, 
Cindy Chamussy, by email 
at cxchamussy@pasadena.
edu. Along with your contact 
information please provide 
a brief statement as to why 
you wish to serve and the 
background you possess that 
has helped prepare you for 
this opportunity. Your interest 
is greatly appreciated. The 
deadline for submission is 
Friday, August 29.

 Appointments will be made 
by the Board of Trustees at 
their October 1, 2014 Board of 
Trustees Meeting.

 Citizens Oversight Committee 
members will serve two-year 
terms and may be reappointed 
for a second term. Members 
may return to the committee 
after an absence of two years.

 The Measure P Citizens’ 
Oversight Committee is 
scheduled to meet on October 
22, 2014 for the first meeting 
of the 2014/2015 Fiscal Year.

 New Citizen Journalism 
training starts Wednesday 
nights, learn how to report 
news using social media 

 With the opening of the new 
Pasadena Media studios at 150 
S. Los Robles Ave, they are 
offering free television-training 
programs for producers. Plan 
to attend an orientation to 
discover the right classes for 
you. Producers’ Training 
teaches how to produce shows 
for The Arroyo Channel. Studio 
Production/Equipment training 
is also offered to volunteer 
crewmembers. In addition, 
on-going training will soon be 
available in citizen journalism 
and digital film groups. Call the 
office (626) 794-8585 or go to 
explore what Pasadena Media 
has to offer.

Class Offerings 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nightly

Orientation and Tour

Monday Aug. 4 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Lighting Basics

Tuesday Aug. 5 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Citizen Journalism Training

Wednesday Aug. 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Producers’ Training

Wednesday Aug. 6 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Intro to Field Production Training

Wednesday Aug. 6 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm